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Planning University Sponsored Travel?

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Check out Loyola’s Travel Resources SharePoint for regularly updated information on how you can book travel for yourself, your colleagues, or guests of the University. This is where Loyola employees can find all travel-related information and communications.

We are happy to announce Egencia as a new service for LUC faculty and staff. Egencia is our University-wide booking tool to assist faculty and staff in making University travel arrangements, as well as provide a centralized travel management platform.

Having a centralized booking tool for travel management offers numerous benefits including, but not limited to:

  • Personalized travel profile including your frequent flyer numbers, loyalty programs, travel preferences (i.e. Aisle/Window), and your known traveler number (TSA PreCheck).
  • Mobile App to book travel, view alerts/delays, communicate with agents, etc.
  • Competitive fares, hotel rates, and promotions utilizing Egencia’s pricing power to maximize the amount of travel activity for your department’s available travel budget.
  • Increased compliance with University travel policies.

Booking Travel via Egencia
Use of Egencia is highly encouraged (but not required) to book University sponsored travel because of the enhanced benefits, customer support, and overall travel assistance provided.

Egencia is intended for University-sponsored travel only and is not for personal travel.

Faculty and staff can book flights, hotels, train fares, and car rentals. Faculty and staff can pay with either a University issued ProCard or a personal card and submit an Expense Reimbursement Form to Accounts Payable.

Faculty and staff can designate Travel Arrangers to book travel on behalf of others. Arrangers can edit profiles, manage bookings and reservations, as well as have full visibility of past/present/future trips for their designated Travelers. Guests of the University can also have their travel booked through an Arranger. For more information on this, please visit the Travel Arrangements page on SharePoint.

Egencia Training
Please join us for a virtual training session to demonstrate how to use Egencia on Wednesday, September 14th at 2pm CST. We encourage you to explore the site prior to training, but it is not required in order to attend. Please register here. Topics will include:

  • Updating and managing Egencia profile details, including frequent flyer information and travel documents
  • Best practices for booking a flight
  • Hotel bookings and different rates available on Egencia
  • Egencia Customer Service team
  • Egencia Mobile App
  • Additional Resources

Current Promotion with Southwest Airlines
We are happy to offer the opportunity for faculty and staff to earn an extra 50% in Rapid Rewards on Southwest Airlines flights booked and flown from April 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022. Further details can be found here.

More Travel Resources
Please check out the new Travel Resources page as well and review the Travel & Business Expense Policy. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions or concerns. You can also find the Office of Sustainability’s Air Travel Resources linked here.

We’re excited to have these tools available to Loyola Faculty and Staff! Should you have any questions, please email travel@luc.edu.

Thank you!

FY22 Financial Services Year End Deadlines

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Loyola Community,

Loyola’s Fiscal Year-end of June 30, 2022 is rapidly approaching! Please review the important year-end deadlines below.

Why is the Fiscal Year-end so important?

The University is required to prepare financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The financial statements provide an overview of the financial position of LUC as of June 30th, therefore it is critical that all revenues and expenses that relate to the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) are captured accurately.

Year-End Procedure and Deadline Presentations

The Financial Services Division Fiscal year end presentations can be found at the following link: https://www.luc.edu/finance/fiscalyear-endinformation/

Accounts Payable

Departments should ensure that all invoices for goods received or services rendered during FY2022 are reflected in the FY2022 financials.

  • June 3, 2022 (Extended deadline): All requests, including Expense Reimbursements, for May 2022 and prior are due to AP.
  • June 16, 2022: Invoices with Sponsored Program Accounting Units (2XXXXX, 5XXXXX, etc.) are due to AP to ensure they are processed in FY2022.
  • July 1, 2022:  All requests, including Expense Reimbursements, for FY2022 are due to AP.
    • Requests must be received by Friday, July 1, 2022 at 5 p.m to ensure they are posted in FY2022.
  • Please contact your vendors for electronic invoices if paper invoices are on campus and not accessible.
  • Please indicate on the payment requisition form if the request is for FY2022 or FY2023 to ensure the request is posted in the appropriate fiscal year.
  • July 6, 2022:  Expense Transfer forms for AP transactions are due to AP.
  • July 8, 2022: FY2022 Expenses NOT posted by July 8th may be accrued by the AP department.

Expense Accruals

  • Please continue to send payment requests to Accounts Payable after July 8th. AP will make the determination if the request qualifies for an accrual.
  • Service POs must be accrued manually for services June 30th and prior. If you do not have an invoice for services rendered in FY2022, please send an expense accrual to the General Accounting department.

If you DO NOT have an FY2022 invoice to submit a payment requisition by July 8, 2022, submit an expense accrual form to General Accounting (accounting@luc.edu) to set up an expense accrual, documentation to support the accrual will be needed. Use the Year End Expense Accrual Form found under the General Accounting Forms. 

 

Purchasing: Purchase Orders

  • Invoices received by departments for items ordered using a purchase order should be sent immediately to Accounts Payable for payment processing.
  • Purchase orders that have not been paid, but have a receipt processed against the order in the Lawson system (“received, not invoiced”) by June 30th will be accrued as an expense in FY 2022.
  • Please make sure that all items that have been physically received are also recorded as “received” in the purchasing system by June 30th.
  • Health Science Campus: Orders must be physically received on Dock 8 by 4:00pm on Thursday, June 30, 2022.
  • Lakeside and Water Tower Campus: items received by a department must be substantiated with the packing list (or signed PO, if necessary) to purchasing by no later than 4:00pm on Thursday, June 30, 2022.
  • There will be no exceptions made for items in transit or back ordered even if the order has been placed prior to June 30th, therefore, please plan accordingly and place all orders as soon as possible.

Procurement Card

  • Procard transactions must be posted to PNC Active Pay by no later than Monday, June 27, 2022 to be applied to the FY2022 budget as this is the end of the June billing cycle. The “posted” date is not the transaction date, so please plan on making all FY2022 transactions as soon as possible.
  • Please use account code 1810 (Prepaid expenses) in active Pay for any purchases on your Procard that relate to FY2023 services/expenses if made prior to June 30th. (Examples include: Hotel deposits, conference registrations, etc.)

Payroll Adjustments

  • General Accounting Payroll Adjustments: To transfer salary expenses between Operating or Endowment Accounting Units (excluding Gift or Grant AU’s), please submit a completed Salary Transfer Request Form to General Accounting (send to cfraczkowski@luc.edu) by no later than Wednesday, June 15, 2022. No salary corrections will be processed for FY2022 after this date.
  • Sponsored Program Accounting Payroll Adjustments

For Salary transfers involving Gift, Grant, or 103XXX/104XXX AU’s, please refer to Sponsored Program Accounting section below.  

Outstanding Gift Card Logs

  • Gift cards purchased on or before March 31, 2022 should have been distributed and a completed gift card log returned. If you have an outstanding gift card log, it must be sent in by no later than Friday, June 17, 2022, prior to the end of Fiscal Year 2022. It is University policy for the purchaser to complete a gift card log found at: http://www.luc.edu/finance/giftcardpolicy/.
  • If any gift cards have been outstanding longer than this 3-month period, please reach out to accounting@luc.edu (For AUs that begin with 1XXXXX, 4XXXXX, 6XXXXX) or grntcon@luc.edu (For AUs that begin with 2XXXXX, 5XXXXX, 103XXX, 104XXX) to confirm the cards are still in your possession and notify Accounting of when they are to be distributed.

Cash Management      

Repetitive EFT’s/ACH’s

  • Repetitive EFT’s/ACH’s that need to be processed in Fiscal Year 2022, must be sent electronically to the Treasurer’s Office at CashMgmt@luc.edu by Tuesday June 29, 2022 at 12pm. These transactions will be processed on June 29th and clear Loyola’s bank account on June 30, 2022.
  • Any repetitive EFT’s/ACH’s that come in after 12 pm on June 29, 2022 will be processed on June 30th and clear Loyola’s bank account on July 1, 2022.

Non-Repetitive Wire Transfers

  • Non-Repetitive Wire Transfers that need to be processed in Fiscal Year 2022, must be sent in with all supporting documentation to the Treasurer’s Office at CashMgmt@luc.edu by Friday June 17, 2022 at 12pm.  If any documentation is missing or has incomplete banking information, the request will not be processed and will be returned to you for additional information to be processed in Fiscal Year 2023.

Credit Card Deposits/Checks/Cash

  • Please reference the Cash Management presentation for updated banking information to receive electronic payments or Lockbox mailing instructions for checks.
  • Credit Card deposits should be sent to the Bursar’s office (cashier@luc.edu) by June 3, 2022 for any activity that relates to May and prior. Please do NOT combine deposits for different months.
  • Credit card deposits for June activity should be sent to the Bursar’s office (cashier@luc.edu) as soon as possible after the transaction has been processed. Final deposits are due by 3 pm Thursday, June 30, 2022.
  • Negative deposits should be sent to General Accounting to accounting@luc.edu with the supporting documentation showing the refunds processed. Refunds related to COVID-19 cancellations should reflect that in the notes section.
  • All University deposits for FY2022 should be sent to the Bursar’s office by no later than Thursday, June 30, 2022 by 3pm to ensure they are recorded for FY2022.
  • The Year-End Revenue Deferral/Receivable forms and instructions can be found under the General Accounting Forms under “Year End Accrual Form

Fiscal Year-End Revenue

  • Revenue Deferral: Revenue received/deposited prior to June 30th for programs or services taking place in FY2023 must be deferred to the new fiscal year.
  • Revenue Receivable: Any revenues not received by June 30th that relate to services provided by the University in Fiscal Year 2022 should have a revenue receivable set up.
  • Please refer to the General Accounting Fiscal Year End Presentation for more details on how to defer revenue to FY2023 or set up a receivable for FY2022.

Sponsored Program Accounting

  • All LUMC-P salary adjustments in FY2022 will need to be received by SPA with all necessary approvals by Wednesday, May 25, 2022.  Please remember that LUMC-P PAFs may take longer to reach SPA than other EIFs/PAFs, sometimes up to a full two to six weeks in processing “lead time” to reach Sponsored Program Accounting.

  • All PAFs and EIFs (excluding LUMC-P) for salary adjustments in FY2022 will need to be received by SPA with all necessary approvals by Friday, June 3, 2022 to ensure they are processed with the final payroll of the fiscal year. 
  • Lakeside and SON: All supplemental salaries to be paid by Tuesday, June 14, 2022 must be completed and submitted to SPA by Friday, May 27, 2022. All requests will be evaluated on a case by case basis due to return to campus protocols.
  • All non-salary journal entries/expense transfer requests for FY2022 should be submitted to your SPA GA with all necessary approvals by Monday, June 20, 2022.

  • Advances in account code 1271 & 1273 opened prior to December 31, 2021 should be substantiated & reconciled by Monday, June 20, 2022. For SPA related accounts, send completed logs & supporting documentation to GRNTCON@luc.edu
  • Overdraft incurred in May or earlier will need to be resolved by the end of May.  Overdraft occurring in June needs to be resolved by Friday, June 24, 2022.  Overdraft cannot be carried forward into the next fiscal year.
  • Any budget appropriations for FY2022 must be submitted to SPA by Friday, June 24, 2022.
  • Pro-card transactions for FY2022 must be posted in PNC Active Pay by Monday, June 27 to be included in FY2022 budgets.  Pro-card transactions not meeting the deadlines will be included in FY2023 budgets.  Note: if items are backordered, for example, and the vendor does not ‘run the card’ in time the charge will likely post in FY2023.
  • For any grants with a 6/30/2022 or earlier end date that are expected to continue into the next fiscal year SPA will need one of the following provided by Friday, June 10, 2022: (a) an Advanced Account Form with appropriate back-up to guarantee expense past the end date in the absence of a fully executed agreement/extension OR (b) the fully executed agreement/extension.  Find the Advanced Account Authorization Policy and form online at http://www.luc.edu/spa/policies.shtml.
  • Please contact your Sponsored Program Accounting representative for additional information and resources

Note: FY2022 budgets will be carried forward to FY2023 in July.  In mid-July budgets on sponsored program reports may appear to be $0.00 and your AU may appear to be overdrawn during the reconciliation/carry-forward process but you may continue to spend on your sponsored AUs normally during this time.  Budgets will be viewable again on reports run toward the end of July.  Please contact GRNTCON@luc.edu if you have questions about the annual budget reconciliation and carry forward process for the University’s sponsored programs.

 

If you have any questions regarding the above procedures, please contact the appropriate department   (see Finance Key Contacts). The entire Financial Services team appreciates your efforts and we look forward to a successful and efficient year-end close!

The Financial Services Division

https://www.luc.edu/finance/

New Electronic Payment Request Form Now Live!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

We are excited to announce the launch of the new Electronic Payment Request Form. The new web based form will replace the existing PDF form and will allow authorized users to:

  • Complete a payment request electronically
  • Attach backup documentation
  • Electronically route form for approval
  • View the status of the payment request

Some of the major benefits and enhancements of the new form include vendor lookup/validation. Users are now able to search by vendor name or number. The address and payment method will default from vendor selection.

Users will now be able to select the AU/Account or Capital Activity/Account Category from a drop down menu. The Capital Activity & Account Categories no longer require a separate AU/Account on the form.

A dashboard will display all payment requests that have been created or routed to a particular user, as well as the current status of the request. Additionally, users may utilize “copy” features to “Start a similar form” to copy the vendor data from a previously submitted request or “Start a form with the same distribution” to copy the distribution lines from a previously submitted request

Once the payment request has been fully approved, the form will be automatically sent to DocFinity for AP processing. The Payment Requisition Status will update dynamically in application dashboard as it goes through the AP review process.

The application is live now and available to all Faculty and Staff. The form can be accessed online at https://forms.luc.edu/checkreq/login.htm with your Loyola UVID and password. Documentation, including FAQs and Instructions can be found on the Accounts Payable website.

This form will replace the existing pdf form as of February 1st, 2022.

If you are interested in attending an upcoming training session, please email Patty Woods (pwoods2@luc.edu) to be added to the list of attendees.

FY21 Financial Services Year End Deadlines

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

Loyola Community,

Loyola’s Fiscal Year-end of June 30, 2021 is rapidly approaching! Please review the important year-end deadlines below.

Why is the Fiscal Year-end so important?

The University is required to prepare financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The financial statements provide an overview of the financial position of LUC as of June 30th, therefore it is critical that all revenues and expenses that relate to the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) are captured accurately.

Year-End Procedure and Deadline Presentations

The Financial Services Division Fiscal year end presentations can be found at the following link: https://www.luc.edu/finance/fiscalyear-endinformation/

 Accounts Payable

Departments should ensure that all invoices for goods received or services rendered during FY2021 are reflected in the FY2021 financials.

  • June 4, 2021 (Extended deadline): All requests, including Expense Reimbursements, for May 2021 and prior are due to AP.
  • June 18, 2021: Invoices with Sponsored Program Accounting Units (2XXXXX, 5XXXXX, etc.) are due to AP to ensure they are processed in FY21.
  • June 30, 2021:  All requests, including Expense Reimbursements, for FY21 are due to AP.
    • Requests must be received by Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 5 p.m to ensure they are posted in FY21.
  • Please contact your vendors for electronic invoices if paper invoices are on campus and not accessible.
  • Please indicate on the payment requisition form if the request is for FY21 or FY22 to ensure the request is posted in the appropriate fiscal year.
  • July 6, 2021:  Expense Transfer forms for AP transactions are due to AP.
  • July 8, 2021: FY21 Expenses NOT posted by July 8th may be accrued by the AP department.

 Expense Accruals

  • Please continue to send payment requests to Accounts Payable after July 8th. AP will make the determination if the request qualifies for an accrual.
  • Service POs must be accrued manually for services June 30th and prior. If you do not have an invoice for services rendered in FY21, please send an expense accrual to the General Accounting department.

If you DO NOT have a FY21 invoice to submit a payment requisition by July 6th, 2021, submit an expense accrual form to General Accounting (accounting@luc.edu) to set up an expense accrual, documentation to support the accrual will be needed. Use the “Year End Accrual Form/Expense Accrual” found under the General Accounting Forms:  https://www.luc.edu/finance/forms.shtml#d.en.103630

Purchasing: Purchase Orders

  • Invoices received by departments for items ordered using a purchase order should be sent immediately to Accounts Payable for payment processing.
  • Purchase orders that have not been paid, but have a receipt processed against the order in the Lawson system (“received, not invoiced”) by June 30th will be accrued as an expense in FY 2021.
  • Please make sure that all items that have been physically received are also recorded as “received” in the purchasing system by June 30th.
  • Health Science Campus: Orders must be physically received on Dock 8 by 4:30pm on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.
  • Lakeside and Water Tower Campus: items received by a department must be substantiated with the packing list (or signed PO, if necessary) to purchasing by no later than 4:30pm, Wednesday, June 30, 2021.
  • There will be no exceptions made for items in transit or back ordered even if the order has been placed prior to June 30th, therefore, please plan accordingly and place all orders as soon as possible.

Procurement Card

  • Procard transactions must be posted to PNC Active Pay by no later than Monday, June 28, 2021 to be applied to the FY21 budget as this is the end of the June billing cycle. The “posted” date is not the transaction date, so please plan on making all FY21 transactions as soon as possible.
  • Please use account code 1810 (Prepaid expenses) in active Pay for any purchases on your Procard that relate to FY22 services/expenses if made prior to June 30th. (Examples include: Hotel deposits, conference registrations, etc.)

Outstanding Gift Card Logs

  • Gift cards purchased on or before March 31st, 2021 should have been distributed and a completed gift card log returned. If you have an outstanding gift card log, it must be sent in by no later than Friday, June 18th, 2021, prior to the end of Fiscal Year 2021. It is University policy for the purchaser to complete a gift card log found at: http://www.luc.edu/finance/giftcardpolicy/.
  • If any gift cards have been outstanding longer than this 3-month period, please reach out to accounting@luc.edu (For AUs that begin with 1XXXXX, 4XXXXX, 6XXXXX) or grntcon@luc.edu (For AUs that begin with 2XXXXX, 5XXXXX, 103XXX, 104XXX) to confirm the cards are still in your possession and notify Accounting of when they are to be distributed.

Payroll Adjustments

  • General Accounting Payroll Adjustments: To transfer salary expenses between Operating or Endowment Accounting Units (excluding Gift or Grant AU’s), please submit a completed Salary Transfer Request Form to General Accounting (send to cfraczkowski@luc.edu) by no later than Wednesday, June 16, 2021. No salary corrections will be processed for FY21 after this date.
  • Sponsored Program Accounting Payroll Adjustments

For Salary transfers involving Gift, Grant, or 103XXX/104XXX AU’s, please refer to Sponsored Program Accounting’s Year-End deadlines here:

https://www.luc.edu/finance/fiscalyear-endinformation/

Cash Management

Repetitive EFT’s/ACH’s

  • Repetitive EFT’s/ACH’s that need to be processed in Fiscal Year 2021, must be sent electronically to the Treasurer’s Office at CashMgmt@luc.edu by Tuesday June 29, 2021 at 12pm. These transactions will be processed on June 29th and clear Loyola’s bank account on June 30, 2021.
    • Any repetitive EFT’s/ACH’s that come in after 12 pm on June 29, 2021 will be processed on June 30th and clear Loyola’s bank account on July 1, 2021.

Non-Repetitive Wire Transfers

  • Non-Repetitive Wire Transfers that need to be processed in Fiscal Year 2021, must be sent in with all supporting documentation to the Treasurer’s Office at CashMgmt@luc.edu by Wednesday June 23, 2021 at 12pm.  If any documentation is missing or has incomplete banking information, the request will not be processed and will be returned to you for additional information to be processed in Fiscal Year 2022.

Fiscal Year-End Revenue

  • Revenue Deferral: Revenue received/deposited prior to June 30th for programs or services taking place in FY2022 must be deferred to the new fiscal year.
  • Revenue Receivable: Any revenues not received by June 30th that relate to services provided by the University in Fiscal Year 2021 should have a revenue receivable set up.
  • Please refer to the General Accounting Fiscal Year End Presentation for more details on how to defer revenue to FY22 or set up a receivable for FY21.

Credit Card Deposits/Checks

  • A reminder that physical checks should no longer be mailed to individual departments during the remaining work from home period. Please reference the Cash Management presentation for updated banking information to receive electronic payments or Lockbox mailing instructions for checks.
  • Credit Card transactions should be sent to the Bursar’s office (cashier@luc.edu) as soon as possible for any activity that relates to May and June. Please do NOT combine May and June deposits together.
  • Credit card refunds should be sent to General Accounting to accounting@luc.edu with the supporting documentation showing the initial charge to the credit card and then the refund processed. Refunds related to COVID-19 cancellations should reflect that in the notes section.
  • All University deposits for FY21 should be sent to the Bursar’s office by no later than June 29th, 2021 by 3pm to ensure they are recorded for FY21.
  • The Year-End Revenue Deferral/Receivable forms and instructions can be found under the General Accounting Forms under “Year End Accrual Form” https://www.luc.edu/finance/forms.shtml#d.en.103630

 

If you have any questions regarding these procedures, please contact the appropriate department. The entire Financial Services team appreciates your efforts and we look forward to a successful and efficient year-end close!

 

The Financial Services Division

https://www.luc.edu/finance/

 

2020 Year End Tax Documents – W-2 and 1042-S

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Paper W-2s

  1. W-2 statements were mailed on Friday, January 29th to employees who did not opt-in for the electronic version of the W-2 or who are no longer active employees.  Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery via the USPS.
  2. We will begin processing W-2 reprints on Monday, February 8th. If you do not receive your W-2 by February 8h, you may fill out, sign, and email a completed W-2 request form to Payroll@luc.edu. The form is available on the Payroll Services webpage.  Once we have the form, we will work on processing a W-2 reprint within 5-7 business days
  3.  If you are a foreign national employee who claimed an income tax treaty during the calendar year, please see the Form 1042-S information below.

Electronic W-2s

  1. Electronic W-2’s were published online on Wednesday, January 27th. If you are still an active employee, you can log into the Employee Self-Service (ESS) Portal to view and print a copy of your W-2 electronically.  All you need to do is give your consent to receive the W-2 electronically by following the steps found here.
  2. Opting in will give you access to your 2020 W-2 electronically immediately.  It will also give you access to other recent year W-2’s.  Additional information regarding electronic W-2’s may be found here.
  3. If you opted in to have your W-2 submitted electronically to Turbo Tax, your W-2 was sent to Turbo Tax on Monday, February 1st.
  4. PLEASE NOTE: If you are no longer an active Loyola employee and you previously signed up for electronic delivery, a paper copy of your W-2 has been mailed to the address on file with Human Resources.

For help understanding your W-2, please visit https://www.luc.edu/finance/understandingyourw-2/

For further information, please visit our main Payroll website at http://www.luc.edu/finance/payroll.shtml

Form 1042-S

All foreign nationals who were eligible to receive a 2020 Form 1042-S should have received two emails on Monday February 1st, 2021. One email from mailto:nra-processing@luc.edunotifying them that the Form 1042-S was now available and that they would receive an email notification form Glacier Online Tax Compliance. The second email notification came from Glacier Online Tax Compliance (support@online-tax.net) with the instructions on how to download your form 1042-S. Former employees of LUC will still be able to access Glacier to download their Form 1042-S. To access Glacier, follow the link below and select “Login”

https://www.online-tax.net

If you have forgotten your access information, simply go to the link above and select “Forgot Login” and enter the email address associated with the Individual Record; an email with access instructions will be sent to you. If after trying this step you cannot access your form, please contact nra-processing@luc.edu.

 

Best Wishes,

Payroll Services

 

 

Finance Website Security Initiative

Monday, June 10th, 2019

The Human Resources and Financial Systems departments have been working with ITS to secure high risk documents on our website to avert fraudulent activity. Currently, our website has forms and instructions that specifically deal with sensitive information and the goal to reduce university risk is to secure those forms on our website via Sharepoint, so anyone with a Loyola login (UVID) and password are able to access those documents.

In the coming weeks, some of the HR and Finance forms will be updated to SharePoint URLs. At that time we will also establish redirect links to ensure that the original forms are not accessible without login credentials.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Financial Systems at FinancialSystems@luc.edu.

Accounts Payable ACH Review Email

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

If you are an active LUC employee who is also an active vendor with Accounts Payable, you may receive an email from Accounts Payable on March 26, 2019 asking you to verify that the ACH banking information on file with Accounts Payable is correct. Employees will be asked to confirm, via YES or NO only, whether or not they would like Accounts Payable to update the AP ACH information to match the default direct deposit account in the HR/Payroll system.

This email will come from accounts-payables@luc.edu. Please be assured the email will NOT include full banking details, nor will it ask you to submit banking details via email.

If you have questions, please contact Accounts Payable at Accounts-Payables@luc.edu or (312)915-8760.

Best Wishes,

Accounts Payable

Loyola University Chicago

2018 Year End AP Announcements

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Season’s Greetings from the Accounts Payable Team!

New Process Changes Effective January 1st

  • Each payment request must refer to only one invoice (i.e. no more including multiple invoices on the same payment request form).
  • Expense Reimbursement forms are for employee reimbursements only. All other reimbursements must be submitted via a payment request form.

Note: Payment requests submitted to A/P that do not conform to the above guidelines will be returned to the department for revision and resubmission.

Important Reminders

  • Submit no more than three payment requests per email to Accounts-Payables@luc.edu.
  • Payment requests must be approved and include documentation to support the payee and amount. Note: two signatures are required for requests over $5,000.
  • Each payment request and its supporting documentation (invoice, email, etc) should be submitted in one PDF attachment.
  • ACH is the preferred method of payment for all requests. Please encourage your vendor to sign up for ACH payment.
  • Sensitive information, such as W-9 forms or banking details, should be sent to Accounts Payable via Loyola Secure Transfer.
  • Loyola University, including the Accounts Payable office, will be closed from Dec 22nd – Jan 1st in observance of the holidays.

Upcoming Email – Banking Details Verification

  • If you are an active employee who is also an active vendor with Accounts Payable, you may receive an email from A/P in the near future asking you to verify that the ACH banking information on file with A/P is correct. This email will come from accounts-payables@luc.edu. Please be assured the email will NOT include full banking details, nor will it ask you to submit banking details via email.

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season,

Loyola Accounts Payable Team

Promotional Product Vendor Fair

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

On September 26, 2018, Procurement Services and Marketing and Communication announced the addition of Warehouse Direct as the University’s new Prequalified Supplier of Promotional Products (not for resale) (also see https://www.luc.edu/purchasing/announcements/index.shtml and a flyer here).  In the coming weeks we will be hosting a number of Promotional Product Vendor Fairs to introduce Warehouse Direct to the University community.  Various suppliers will be showcasing their product offerings and will be available for all of you to discuss each of your departmental promotional product needs.  In addition, each attendee will have the ability to provide Procurement Services valuable insight into their product needs and make recommendations as to which products should be considered for inclusion in the online ordering system.  Once implemented, the online ordering system will include many of the product recommendations that will ultimately help streamline the order and fulfillment process while ensuring cost control and brand integrity.  

The product shows will be held at the following dates, times and locations.  Attendees are free to come and go throughout these times.   Each show will also feature give-aways and raffles!

Lakeshore Campus
November 1, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Damen Center
Sr. Jean Room

Water Tower Campus
November 15, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Lewis Tower
Regents Hall 16th Floor

Health Sciences Campus
December 11, 2018
10:00 a.m. – Noon
SSOM
Suite 150

Please feel free to forward this message to anyone interested.  For questions or more information please contact: Brian R. Slavinskas, Senior Director of Procurement Services and Financial Compliance,  at 312-915-8787 or bslavin@luc.edu.  We hope to see you there!

 

New Promotional Products Pre-Qualified Supplier

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Date: September 26, 2018

Procurement Services, in partnership with University Marketing and Communications, is pleased to announce Warehouse Direct as the new Pre-Qualified Supplier of Promotional Products (limited to those products that are not for resale).  Under this new relationship, the University will establish a formal process for the procurement of goods with the Loyola logo.  This new, standardized process will improve our sourcing, ordering and invoice settlement while maintaining new levels of brand integrity.  In addition, this partnership provides the opportunity to evaluate and identify standard items for purchase by all departments to align with product sustainability initiatives.

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be working diligently with Warehouse Direct in the development of the e-commerce platform that will enable you to order standard promotional products.  During this time, we will be identifying departments with high order and spend volumes to help develop this platform.  Once we have completed this process, we will be hosting a formal program introduction session and product show at the three main University campuses.  At that time, departments will have an opportunity to view product offerings from Warehouse Direct and their suppliers, and have the opportunity to identify product options that will be suitable for their needs.  These selections will be considered for inclusion in the standard product catalog in the e-commerce platform.  All products and logos will be fully vetted by Procurement Services and UMC before inclusion in the platform.  Our goal is for all departments with promotional product needs to have a voice in the standard product catalog offerings.

Procurement Services will be setting up the introduction and product show for early November.  Please keep your eyes open for the announcement for the date, time and location coming soon.  In the meantime, should you have any immediate needs for promotional products, please contact Procurement Services and we can facilitate a connection with Warehouse Direct.

We are extremely excited about this new program and strongly encourage your department to use Warehouse Direct for your promotional product needs.  Attached to this document is a description of the benefits relating to the Pre-Qualified Supplier Program, Brand Integrity and Sustainability.  Should you have any further questions, please let us know.

Kind Regards,

Brian R Slavinskas
Senior Director
Procurement Services
312.915.8787

Deneen Jackson-Gillespie
Executive Director
Marketing and Creative
312.915.7781

Geraldine Lechantre
Purchasing Manager
Procurement Services
312.915.8781